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Six Children's Books that Celebrate Family Diversity

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant. As children around the world return to school, HRC is celebrating back to school season with quality read-alouds. This fall, make sure you pick up at least one of these six books that embrace family diversity, as recommended by Welcoming ...

Music Festival Benefitting LGBTQ Advocacy Groups Gets Surprising Endorsement from LDS Church

LGBTQ people and music lovers in Utah have a lot to look forward to at the LoveLoud Festival on August 26. Last week, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued an unusual statement supporting the music festival that not only celebrates LGBTQ people but also benefits LGBTQ advocacy ...

Inclusivity for Every Child

Post submitted by Nathan R. Monell, CAE is the executive director of National PTA and a father of two public school students. National PTA is proud to collaborate with The Human Rights Campaign to develop resources to help our members better understand how to support and welcome students and ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 21, 2017

BYE-BYE BANNON -- BUT BIGOTRY REMAINS IN THE WHITE HOUSE: Since Day One, Donald Trump and Mike Pence have filled their White House with advisors whose rhetoric and beliefs are in line with the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville. “A radical white nationalist like Steve Bannon ...

Advocacy Group in India Dances for Visibility and Equal Rights

By Abhina Aher, HRC Global Innovator and Founder of Dancing Queens For the last 14 years, Dancing Queens - a dance troupe made up of transgender and other LGBTQ people - has created magic on stage through dance and drama to advocate for queer rights and visibility. We now have 25 dancers, after ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 18, 2017

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS OF THE BARCELONA TERRORIST ATTACK: Yesterday, at least 13 lives were senselessly taken when a van plowed into a crowd of people in Las Ramblas, a popular tourist area, and another person was killed during a police shootout with suspected terrorists in Cambrils, west ...

HRC Responds to Steve Bannon's Removal From White House Position

Today, HRC released the following statement following news of the departure of Steve Bannon from the White House staff. “A radical white nationalist like Steve Bannon should never have been put in a position of public trust in any White House,” said JoDee Winterhof, HRC's Senior Vice ...

HRC Mourns the Loss of Gwynevere River Song, a Trans Person Killed in Dallas

HRC was saddened to learn that Gwynevere River Song was shot and killed in Dallas over the weekend, marking the 17th known homicide of a transgender person this year. Song, 26, died in their home after an argument escalated into a violent altercation, according to the Advocate, which cites reporting ...

HRC Utah Joins Solidarity Rally After Violence in Charlottesville

On Monday, HRC Utah Community Engagement Chair Lucas Horns and Western Regional Field Organizer Christopher Cooke gathered at the Salt Lake City and County Building for Utah League of America Native American Voters’ Solidarity Rally. The rally was in response to the attack in Charlottesville ...

A Weekend with the Young Democrats of America

Last weekend, Western Regional Field Organizer Christopher Cooke was in Dallas representing HRC at the Young Democrats of America’s 2017 National Convention. HRC’s continued partnership and sponsorship of the conference reflects our commitment to providing young leaders and LGBTQ ...

Uganda Government Shuts Down Pride for Second Consecutive Year

Post submitted by Jeremy Kadden and Saurav Jung Thapa For the second consecutive year, Ugandan officials have shut down Pride celebrations in Kampala, the capital. On August 16, after months of careful negotiations with their government to organize low-key pride celebrations, LGBTQ activists in ...

Welcoming Schools Film “What Can We Do?” Now Streaming

Post submitted by Kimmie Fink, Welcoming Schools Consultant HRC Foundation’s Welcoming Schools is pleased to announce that for back to school season, our film, What Can We Do? Bias, Bullying & Bystanders, is now streaming on our website. The 12-minute training video will be a permanent fixture ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 17, 2017

“THERE ARE NOT TWO SIDES” -- CHILLING NEW HRC VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS TRUMP’S EMBRACE OF RACISTS, ANTI-SEMITES, NEO-NAZIS AND HOMOPHOBES: Donald Trump has left no question this week as to where he stands - with white supremacists, bigots, anti-Semites and homophobes, and their violent, ...

Madison Schools Completes Welcoming Schools District-Wide Facilitator Training

Post submitted by Cheryl Greene, Deputy Director of Welcoming Schools Welcoming Schools is proud to announce the completion of another District-Wide Facilitator Training, this time with the Madison Metropolitan School District in Wisconsin. MMSD is the latest district to make a system-wide ...

HRC Foundation's Groundbreaking Conference Supporting LGBTQ Youth to be Held in Orlando

The HRC Foundation, in partnership with the National Education Association and the American Counseling Association , will hold its nationally-acclaimed Time to THRIVE Conference February 16-18 at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Orlando. Toyota will again be a presenting sponsor. In its fifth ...

Chorus of Opposition Helps Prevent Anti-Transgender Bill from Becoming Law in Texas

Today, HRC released a new graphic highlighting the many voices that joined together to successfully stop anti-transgender legislation that was considered in the Texas legislature. It can be viewed here. Due to the outpouring of opposition from Texans from all walks of life, anti-transgender ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 16, 2017

HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN -- “TRUMP STANDS WITH RACISTS, ANTI-SEMITES, NEO-NAZIS...IS UNFIT TO SERVE”: “Donald Trump's racist, white supremacist screed should have every leader standing up in outrage. If there was a line left to cross, he's crossed it,” said HRC President ...

Texas House Adjourns Sine Die, Ending Special Session Without Passing New Anti-Transgender Bill

Today, HRC reacted to the news that the Texas House has adjourned its special session sine die without passing a new anti-transgender bill. HRC is proud to have worked throughout the regular session and special session with a coalition of organizations, including Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, ...

#HRCTwitterTakeover with Sherrilyn Ifill

Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, joined HRC for an #HRCTwitterTakeover to discuss Charlottesville, the hate driving the widespread racial violence in America, and the need for action, policy and protections to fight back.  

Revocación de DACA pondría en peligro el futuro de casi un millón de jóvenes inmigrantes

Por Milagros Chirinos, Directora de Prensa Bilingüe-Español de HRC Para Sheridan Aguirre, Texas es su único hogar. Traído a los Estados Unidos cuando tenía un año, Aguirre es el mayor de seis hermanos y el único inmigrante indocumentado entres ellos. Al crecer, el joven cuenta que no prestaba ...

Revoking DACA Would Jeopardize the Futures of Nearly One Million Young Immigrants

Post submitted by Milagros Chirinos, HRC Bilingual Media Manager-Spanish For Sheridan Aguirre, Texas is the only home he’s ever known. Brought to the U.S. from Mexico as a child, Aguirre is the eldest of six children and the only undocumented immigrant among his siblings. Growing up, Aguirre ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 15, 2017

AFTER THREE DAYS, TRUMP FINALLY DENOUNCES WHITE SUPREMACY -- WILL HE BACK IT UP WITH ACTION AND REMOVE BANNON & GORKA? Under pressure from all sides, Donald Trump yesterday finally condemned the white supremacists who rioted over the weekend in Charlottesville and killed Heather Heyer, who was ...

More Than 50,000 Texans Took Action to Oppose Discriminatory Legislation

A group of LGBTQ and civil rights groups – including HRC, Equality Texas, the ACLU of Texas, the Texas Freedom Network and the Transgender Education Network of Texas – delivered a list of signatures from more than 50,000 Texans who have taken action this year to oppose discriminatory ...

Major Civil Rights Groups & Leaders Condemn Violence in Charlottesville

Fighting for LGBTQ Equality in My New Home State of Texas

This year, after 16 years of living in South Carolina, my husband and I relocated to Houston, Texas, in April. I’ve heard it said, “I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could” and can honestly say I am starting to feel the same way. I’m no stranger to Texas. In ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 14, 2017

HRC CONDEMNS WHITE SUPREMACIST RALLY… CALLS ON TRUMP TO PERSONALLY DENOUNCE  DOMESTIC TERRORISM... JOINS CIVIL RIGHTS GROUPS URGING CONGRESS TO ESTABLISH COMMITTEE TO ADDRESS HATE CRIMES & WHITE NATIONALISM... STATEMENT FROM HRC PRESIDENT CHAD GRIFFIN The Human Rights Campaign joins our ...

HRC Texas Team Empowering Volunteers to Organize for Change

For the past several weeks, the HRC Texas field team has been in Austin organizing members and supporters to take action during the Special Session. We are working hard in our Austin field office, hosting actions around the clock before the Special Session ends Wednesday, August 16. HRC President ...

BREAKING: HRC Strongly Condemns White Supremacist Rally and Violent Extremism in Charlottesville

HRC released the following statement strongly condemning the white supremacists’ rally, violence and apparent attack on counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia: "Hate and bigotry must never be met with silence or half-hearted rebukes,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “The ...

The Resistance Report: August 11, 2017

The Resistance Report provides bi-monthly updates on the latest actions HRC is taking to unite, resist and enlist against the injustices happening to the LGBTQ community on the federal, state and local levels. From our grassroots efforts fighting discriminatory legislation and legislators, to ...

HRC Foundation Youth Ambassador Spotlight: Val Weisler

The 2017 HRC Youth Ambassador cohort is a group of 16 inspiring young people, ages 15-22, from across the country. Young people are invited to participate in the HRC Youth Ambassador program because of their courage in sharing their own stories, and their demonstrated commitment to speaking out ...

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: August 11, 2017

TODAY -- HRC AND PARTNER ORGS TAKE A RED PEN TO PENCE’S PROPAGANDA PIECE: HRC invited some of its friends to lay some truth on Mike Pence and the ridiculous oped he wrote recently on the six-month anniversary of the Trump-Pence debacle. Joining HRC to take the editing pen in hand to fix ...